April 10, 2020  
 
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for Wisconsin Entrepreneurs  
  Belleville, Wisconsin Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Opening a Business in Belleville, Wisconsin

Contemplating starting a business in Belleville, Wisconsin? We walk you through the process of opening a business in Belleville.

Choosing the Right Company to Start

An important decision is what kind of business you want to start. We recommend that you read Free Business Ideas.

For step-by-step instructions on starting a variety of business types, visit the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Opening a Roof & Siding Cleaning Services Business guide or our How to Start a Skiing Guide Services Business guide.

Remember that your new startup will be located in Belleville. Think about what needs are currently being underserved in Belleville. A critical consideration is whether Belleville demographics mesh well with your startup concept.

Belleville, Wisconsin Demographic Information

Belleville has an active business community that includes small businesses, mid-sized businesses and large businesses.

To give you a better feel for Belleville demographics for small businesses, we have tabulated the small business sizes, based on number of employees, for business in Belleville.

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 1421
5-9 Employees 420
10-19 Employees 378
20-49 Employees 126
50-99 Employees 0
100-249 Employees 42
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Belleville Businesses 2387

As a new Belleville entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Belleville for each business category. By looking at this chart, you can get a general sense for how much competition there is in the business niche that you are pursuing.

Business Type # of
Businesses
Art Dealers 1
Beauty Salons 2
Bowling Centers 1
Child Day Care Services 3
Clay Refractory Manufacturing 1
Computer Training 1
Custom Computer Programming Services 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 2
Electrical Contractors 1
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 1
Flooring Contractors 2
Florists 1
Framing Contractors 5
Full-Service Restaurants 3
Furniture Merchant Wholesalers 1
General Automotive Repair 2
Hardware Merchant Wholesalers 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 1
Janitorial Services 3
Land Subdivision 1
Landscaping Services 2
Lead Pencil and Art Good Manufacturing 1
Machine Shops 3
Mail-Order Houses 1
Masonry Contractors 1
New Car Dealers 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Offices of Chiropractors 2
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 3
Quick Printing 1
Residential Remodelers 4
Savings Institutions 1
Securities Brokerage 1
Siding Contractors 1
Sign Manufacturing 1
Site Preparation Contractors 3
Tax Preparation Services 1
Veterinary Services 1
Wet Corn Milling 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Belleville Business?

We've created a handy website page for those who want to Buy a Business in Wisconsin. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Belleville.

For anybody who wants to buy a business, we recommend reading this useful article: Hold Harmless Agreements When Buying Businesses.

Naming the Business

Making the right decision when choosing a company name is very important. There are many decisions you'll make now that you can change later, but changing a company name years down the road is not very easy. So, choose a good company name at the outset.

Before you decide on a company name, run it by some prospective customers and see what they think. If they don't like it, it's probably a good idea to go back to the drawing board.

For other considerations regarding naming a company, we recommend this article: Naming a Company.

As a final piece of advice, remember that because you are planning on starting a business in Belleville, it's very important that you make sure your company name has not already been claimed by another Wisconsin business.

Forming a Company in Belleville, Wisconsin

It's essential that your business is formed as a legal entity that is separate from its owners. Doing so will shield you from personal liability for business debts and obligations.

When forming a company, you will pick from many company types, such as a traditional C-corporation, a Limited Liability Company (LLC), or an S-corporation.

Incorporating is a very popular way to form a business. Of course, you have to decide which type of corporation to form and where to incorporate. If you are starting a business in Wisconsin, it doesn't mean you are required to incorporate in Wisconsin. In fact, you can incorporate in any state you would like to. However, if you do incorporate in another state, you'll have to register as a foreign corporation in your home state.

There are many nuances to forming a company. To learn the fundamentals of company formation, browse articles on our site, such as Incorporating Online. You may also want to seek the advice of an attorney. On a final note, since you will be starting a business in Belleville, Wisconsin, our web page covering Incorporating in Wisconsin may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Wisconsin.

Marketing Your New Venture

To rise above the crowd in Belleville and grow your business, you need a solid marketing plan.

We have some great resources on this site for entrepreneurs who are working on marketing plans. Local Search is a good read to get your marketing ideas flowing. That's just a sampling of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Advancing Your Entrepreneurial Skills

Good business owners recognize that what they know now may not be enough to ensure their future success.

As an entrepreneur who lives in Belleville, Wisconsin, you should investigate some of the many programs available at nearby Wisconsin universities, colleges and community colleges. You should also check if there are any Belleville networking organizations.

Never Give Up

You have a dream -- starting a business in Belleville. To achieve your dream, you have to persevere, even when the odds are against you.

Owning your own business will be a daunting task, but you can do it.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Belleville and elsewhere to achieve real success. We have a wealth of experience in business start-ups, financing, marketing, sales and more...and we've made all of our knowledge available to you.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Belleville, Wisconsin

Here are more links that we believe will help you be successful in starting a business in Belleville.

 

 

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